Monthly Archives: March 2011

RORees appear on the Aurealis Awards Final Lists

Well, it’s that time of year again and the finalists for the Aurealis Awards have been announced.  (See here for the Press Release with the full list). But for now I’m going to do the  Happy Dance for my fellow … Continue reading

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Tall Ships and Balloon Travel, what are they really like?

As fantasy writers we’ll often write about sailing ships, but how many of us have actually done this? Louise Curtis tells us the deep down and dirty on sailing ships and ballooning. Travelling Tales As speculative writers, we often borrow … Continue reading

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How writers can create their own luck

Professor Richard Wiseman (no I did not make up his name) is a psychologist who writes about luck, deception, the paranormal, humour and the science of self help. I came across the principles behind his book The Luck Factor several … Continue reading

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Blitzing the book trailers …

This Sunday we have a ‘call back’. In an interview with AA Bell, author of Diamond Eyes, she tells how the music that inspired her while writing the book led to a collaboration, that has created a killer book trailer. … Continue reading

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